- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
So my Fiance and I have decided on a vacation rental home for our ceremony and reception venue. It’s a large house that sleeps 10, with a big backyard that we’re planning on using. We’re very, very excited about this location.
We’re renting it for 3 nights. The night before, the night of, and the night after since we’re DIYing most of our wedding and it’ll give us a chance to set things up, finish up projects, etc.
We got such a large home because we want our families to be there with us the night before since we’re probably going to be finishing up lots of little things and they’ve volunteered to help. His mom and dad, my family, our Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man are all going to be sleeping there the night of. It’s a thank you for flying up early to help us.
Now, we kind of wanted to stay there the night of our wedding too, and we’ll still have it the night after to give us plenty of time to get everything packed back into the uhaul and ready to head back home.
Is it rude to ask that our house guests book hotel accomodations for the night of the wedding (and possibly the night following if they decide to stay and help for both days)?
I’ve also considered letting them stay in the house, and having the two of us go somewhere else for the wedding night….but the house is so beautiful, and fiancially….I don’t want to pay for a house that I don’t get to use AND a hotel room. It’s such a sticky situation, and I want to approach it with as much finesse as possible while keeping everyone happy and not making this a source of contention.
What would you do?